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19 Aug 2020

Type Set Latest Addition

Coins | Doug S.

Hi all. This is the latest addition to the type set . Barber Half 1892 O with a mintage of 390,000. In my opinion it has great eye appeal with very subtle perimeter toning, it is very well struck as well. Opinions are welcome and appreciated.ThanksDoug

PS:

My photos do not upload with the quality that my camera produces...anyone else have that issue??

Comments

Really nice coin. I have that problem with the photos. I usually use my laptop to take pics. Your pictures are UHD compared to mine!

Doug S.

Level 4

Thanks. I understand. I have a pretty good camera and trying to learn how to better photograph coinage. Regards Doug

CoinHunter

Level 5

Beautiful purchase! The kind of coin someone would be proud to own!

Doug S.

Level 4

Thanks. Has great eye appeal. Regards Doug

CopperCollector

Level 4

Picture was just fine. Nice barber half.

Doug S.

Level 4

Thanks! Regards Doug

CentSearcher

Level 5

I missed this blog, because it was written on my birthday! Very nice coin, keep 'em coming

Doug S.

Level 4

Thank You!! Regards Doug

Austin's Coins

Level 2

Wow! Great year and mint mark, and the condition is remarkable. I love seeing barbers that have a good strike and luster, I always usually seen them as slicks lol. Great addition

Doug S.

Level 4

Austin, Thanks for the comments. I only have one other since I don't really collect them and its well worn to say the least. Seen quite a few but not like this .I jumped on this when I had the chance. Regards Doug

Stumpy

Level 5

Well...I gotta say, you nailed it with this coin. While I have never been a big fan of the Obverse of the B. Half, the Reverse has always struck me as just "nice, pretty, awesome"? I have a few my grandfather left me, all well circulated and certainly none of them toned or as nice as this one. I was surprised that it was a New Orleans coin, many, although not all I've seen don't appear to be as well struck. Not sure why. Thank you for sharing such a sweet coin.

Doug S.

Level 4

Stumpy, Thanks. I agree the reverse is the best part of Barbers. The strike and subtle toning are what got me. As you mention most O struck Barbers are pretty weak but his one jumps out. Im no expert at all, I don't collect them, but from what I have read the workmanship was not quite up to snuff at the O mint at times. They made adjustments to the official tolerances such that the coins would run through the press without problems that would stop the run. Certainly would make the dies last longer I would assume. I also read recently that interest is picking back up in all three Barber series. Got lucky with this one! Regards Doug

slybluenote

Level 5

I resemble all of the above remarks! What a nice looking coin. Thanks for sharing Doug!

Doug S.

Level 4

LOL...Thanks for the comments. Regards Doug

JudeA

Level 4

Thats a nice coin! Great luster and eye appeal! About the picture quality, I have that problem too. I think its something to do with the ANA website. Nothing to bad.

Doug S.

Level 4

JudeA, Thanks for the comments. Glad to hear Im not the only one with a loss in quality in the photos, I couldn't imagine what the heck I was doing wrong. LOL Regards Doug

"SUN"

Level 6

Nice addition. Type collection help tell the stories of the hobby

Doug S.

Level 4

Sun, Thanks for the comment. You are right! Regards Doug

coinsbygary

Level 5

Barber's dime, quarter, and half-dollar are beginning to grow on me. Especially since I own MS-64's of each coin in my typeset. Clearly, your Barber half does not disappoint either!

Doug S.

Level 4

Gary, I kinda feel the same way when I saw this one it kinda changed the way I think about them. I only have one other Barber half in low grade raw and was never too interested. I have a low grade dime and quarter in raw and that's it. I read recently that interest is beginning to pick back up in all three series. Regards Doug

YoloBagels

Level 4

Wow that is a really beautiful coin. Must be so nice in hand.

Doug S.

Level 4

Yolo, Thanks for the comment! Regards Doug

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

Great coin. Much better than the one in my type set. One of the best looking Barber halves that I have seen.

Doug S.

Level 4

W_C_N, Thanks for your input/comment. The eye appeal and strike were what impressed me the most. Regards Doug

Golfer

Level 5

Awesome coin. Looks better than a ms64 ! Low mintage and great coin. You have us all wanting one now.

Doug S.

Level 4

Golfer, The reverse is definitely a 65+ ! Thanks for the comments! Regards Doug

Long Beard

Level 5

Perhaps one of the best New Orleans struck Barber's I've seen. Superb example and worth a premium. While I have the complete run of dimes, the halves I held off on as my uncle is most likely to will me his collection. None of which are as good as that one though. Congratulations on being the next caretaker.

Doug S.

Level 4

Long beard. Wow congratulations!!I don't collect Barbers but I Love this one. Obviously its for my type set. Thanks for your expertise/opinion, I appreciate it! Regards Doug

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 4

Super coin with a hint of toning. Well done.

Doug S.

Level 4

Thanks for the comment! Appreciate it. Regards Doug

Oobie

Level 4

Beautiful coin, Doug. The toning almost acts as a vignette for the design; it is stunning!

Doug S.

Level 4

Oobie, Thanks for the comments.I agree with you, he vignetting really sets it off. I don't collect Barber coins buy I really love this one. Regards Doug

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Oh yeah you nailed it with that acquisition. I like Barbers for the reverse more than the obverse. This is a beautiful coin! Thanks for sharing it with us...

Doug S.

Level 4

Bama, Thanks for the comments and I agree. In a previous comment I said the same thing!! The reverse is very cool. Regards Doug

My, my what a great Barber. Now that's a coin to be proud of!

Doug S.

Level 4

Big Nub, I agree. The eye appeal is great on this one. Regards Doug

Kepi

Level 6

Beautiful strike! Nice addition to your collection! Thanks for sharing it ; )

Doug S.

Level 4

Kepi, Thanks for the comments! My pictures are getting a little better. But the photos don't do justice to the reverse especially, it really pops. Regards Doug

Mike

Level 7

Great coin great eye appeal luster. Can't argue with that one. It's a beauty.

Doug S.

Level 4

Thanks Mike. I think the reverse is actually cooler than the obverse. Its the only coin I have, that I have that opinion of.. Regards Doug

Longstrider

Level 6

I'm not a Barber fan but I like this one. That toning is tremendous. Great. pick-up

Doug S.

Level 4

Longstrider, I agree I have a low grade raw coin but thought this had great eye appeal for a Barber. LOL Regards, Doug

Mokie

Level 6

Definitely a beauty and proof that Barber coins can be extremely attractive in higher grades. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Half Dollar.

Doug S.

Level 4

Thanks Mokie! I do agree, in this series the eye appeal goes way up on higher grades. Regards Doug

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